Himatsubushi-hen (暇潰し編, lit. Time Wasting Chapter) is the fourth and final chapter of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Question Arcs. It was released at Comiket 66 on August 13, 2004 and followed by Meakashi-hen, the first chapter of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai.

The original release of Himatsubushi-hen includes the previous 3 chapters. In other words, it is effectively the full Question Arcs release.


~For You, the Final Mystery~

I now entrust you with all the mysteries hidden within Higurashi: When They Cry.
However comical it may be, if you have reached any conjecture, then you have passed.
This final novel is a meager reward for you.

Conjecture is impossible. You have the right to reject this story.

Plot SummaryEdit

Main article: Himatsubushi-hen/Plot Summary

In 1979, the village of Hinamizawa fiercely protests the government's plan to build a dam and destroy their home. When the Minister of Construction's son is kidnapped, the policeman Mamoru Akasaka visits Hinamizawa undercover to investigate the villagers' supposed involvement. He soon meets a young girl Rika Furude, who gives Akasaka an eerie warning: "Go back to Tokyo."


New Characters

Returning Characters

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Anime Edit

  1. Hinamizawa (aired: July 4, 2006)
  2. Sign (aired: July 11, 2006)

Openings Edit

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